Saturday, February 21, 2009


At the moment I'm totally obsessed with woodturning. Expensive hobby!

I'm making hair sticks, nostepinne's, magic wands, bowls, spinning tops, little pots....

You can see them at

Monday, December 22, 2008

100 year old cook book!!!

Many years ago I inherited a cookbook... It is hand written for the most part, with some cuttings from newspapers, magazines and food boxes loose between its pages.

It belonged to a neighbour who was an amazingly wonderful cook - Mrs Milliner

When I got it out to make the Christmas cakes this year I realised it was falling apart and really needed to be saved. So I decided to make a website and put it up so that everyone would have access to it.

It's going to be a huge task putting everything online. I've started putting a few headings up that I will make into links when I have the recipes up - but I have only put up a few headings - there are .... I have no idea how many recipes in this book.

Also so household hints - some really helpful, some really out of date and funny.

On the main page there you will see a bit that asks you to join the mailing list - do please join. It will only be used once a week or so, when I get time to put new recipes up.

And please tell other folks about it - this book deserves to be seen and used!

Thanks :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

And the winner is...

tattoosfade from the community "cat-lovers" won the pick of my prints!

I spun the wheel of my mouse with my eyes closed and clicked, and that was the name that was highlighted.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Give Away!!!

In honour of my new website (took me three days, but I finally finished it!) I'm going to give away a print from my store. Any print you like.

How do you get it? You leave a comment here (errr, maybe not a rude one!) and on the 9th of December I'll pull one out of a hat at random and whoever that is gets to go to my website at a pick a print! All prints are 8" x 10" an I'll make sure that the give away one is one of the special ones that comes with a mat, all ready to put into an 11" x 14" frame.

So go visit and see if there are any there that appeal to you! :)

Good luck!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dragons are big...

I thought elephants had a lot of skin when I did an elephant scratchboard. They aren't nothing on a dragon!

My friend Juliana is a regular attendee of Conventions in North America. She very kindly offered to help get my art seen by taking it with her and setting it up and taking it down and looking after it all for me! Many thanks to Juliana for her kindness :)

That brings us to the dragon. Conventions are Sci Fi and Fantasy, and in the last few years, other then mermaids, I haven't done a lot of either. So I'm using my past love (fantasy art) and my new love (scratchboard) and creating some art that's a little different.

I'm about a third of the way through the dragon picture, which is called "hatching day" and shows the mum dragon looking after her little ones as they hatch. I estimate another 20 - 25 hours should do it!

The next one is going to be SMALLER.

Anyway, here is a mask that I completed for the show, but it's been sold already so it's off to Canada to live.

Stay well!


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Artist Citizen project

This year I'm taking part in a research project. The project covers a year in the creative lives of a handful (well, 8) artists who have a diagnosed mental illness.

So far we have had three exhibitions - one at Griffith University, one in Chicago (US) and at the moment a lot of us are showing with other "outsider" artists at Footsteps gallery in Anne Street in Brisbane.

You can learn more about it and view some of the art at

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Scratchboard for exhibition

Another scratchboard for our exhibition next March. 8" x 10" "Hiding behind the Mask".

I have a website up for the exhibition - still developing it and I don't have all the info yet - but